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Jonathan graduated with a master's degree in Theatre (Directing pathway) at Royal Holloway, University of London, being awarded a scholarship after completing his BA in Drama and Theatre. He works in London as a freelance creative specialising in producing, marketing and general management. Jonathan has produced shows at the Arcola Theatre and Park Theatre for companies Cabinet of Cynics and Spellbound Productions and was formerly the marketing manager for the award-winning White Bear Theatre. In addition he has worked as a social media manager for a various organisations. He previously worked at the Theatre Royal Stratford East coordinating 'Open Stage'. He can also be seen starring opposite Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis in The Lady, a biopic by famed director and producer Luc Besson.


Jonathan founded Encompass Productions in 2010,  directing and producing critically-lauded debut What It Feels Like. He produced and was 1st AD for short film Stormin' Norman, also featuring on the score on drums. He also produced Who Is Moloch? and  featured in the cast. Alongside Encompass associate artistic director Rachael Owens he directed Life in a Sketchbook, another production he produced and was in the cast for. In addition he produces, directs and performs in Bare Essentials. He directed and co-produced popular Encompass production This is Not a Christmas Play and co-produced their hit acclaimed sci-fi play Stasis. He is currently producing Encompass' next main house production Chummy which will run at the White Bear Theatre in May 2017.


Most recent credits include: Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Rd for Pacific Resident Theatre; Men from the Ministry for the White Bear Theatre; Lena for Mihara Donegan Productions; How to Murder Someone and Make Sure They're Absolutely, Definitely Dead for Encompass Productions, No Broken Bones for Encompass Productions; The Divided Laing for Cabinet of Cynics at the Arcola Theatre; SLAMAGEDDON: Underground Battleground for In(ep)trepid at The Vaults; Three Elves Sitting Around Playing Poker for Encompass Productions; Ms. Claus for Encompass Productions; Kathy Kirby: Icon for David Donegan Ltd.; Good King Richard for Golden Age Theatre Company; Ctrl Alt Delete for Encompass Productions; Pieces for Spare Parts Theatre Company at the Rosemary Branch Theatre; The School of Light for Golden Age Theatre Company; Stasis for Encompass Productions; I'll Take A Dozen Accountants...with Sprinkles for Encompass Productions; Contact.com for Spellbound Productions; This is Not a Christmas Play for Encompass Productions; Christmas for Spellbound Productions at the Park Theatre; End Up Like Julie by Ilan Wachsman; Poison by Rebecca Robinson;  How To Murder Someone and Make Sure They're Absolutely Definitely Dead by Matthew Smith; You Are All I See by Dan Horrigan; The Sofa by Emma Minihan for Tartan Viking Films; The Vigilante for Dead Star Films; Life in a Sketchbook for Encompass / Pen & Rose; Theory for Devolutions; Who Is Moloch? for Encompass Productions

Artistic Director

Jonathan Woodhouse